Earagail Arts 2019 launched in memory of Dessie Larkin

first_imgThe 31st year of the Earagail Arts Festival will be dedicated to the memory of a dear friend of the local arts scene – Dessie Larkin.Dessie Larkin RIPDessie Larkin, a former county councillor who passed away in March, was a long-serving board member and former Chair of the Earagail Arts Festival.The Letterkenny man was fondly remembered at the launch of the festival on Monday at Rockhill House Estate.  “He demonstrated what was important about the festival. That was about bringing people together and celebrating what is probably one of the most fundamental human endeavours, which is art,” said Artistic Director Paul Brown.Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland, Pauric Kelly, Inishowen Motors, and Paul Brown, Artistic Director of Earagail Arts Festival at the 2019 launch. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinDessie’s presence was greatly missed at the festival launch, as people gathered to listen to music and to hear important figures within the community talk highly of the summer to come.The festival was officially launched by Leas Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Niamh Kennedy. She had only good words to say about this year’s upcoming festival with its “diversity, illumination, culture and to showcase us in a way that only Donegal can.”Méabh Conaghan and Cllr Niamh Kennedy at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinat the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinRuairí Friel & Sarah E Cullen at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThis year’s festival takes place from 10th-28th July 2019, marking the next era of the festival’s cultural evolution, continuing investment in the making of great artwork, creating an opportunity for a new generation of artists and fostering wider participation in the arts across the North West of Ireland. This year’s programme leads with a major new music commission in partnership with India’s leading folk festival in Rajasthan. Along with this is a series of spoken word, circus, comedy and special events celebrating diversity and freedom of movement and a visual arts programme from east to west reaching across bridges, islands and horizons.Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Paul Harrigan at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinKaroline Sweeney, Jimmy Stafford and Patrick Gildea at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinMeabh Uí Chonnachain, who is one of the board members for the festival, said that this year’s festival is about “diversity, equality, bringing together artists, programmes and visual art.” She also talked about the impact Earagail Arts has on Donegal with the number of people that attend the festival. More than 38,000 people attended different events last year. Sixty per cent of them were local and the rest were mostly from Northern Ireland.Earagail Arts Festival Board member Meabh Uí Chonnachain at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinDeirdre McGrory, Ellen Corby and Lauren Hauchard at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinLast year the festival promoted 309 performances in 29 venues spread across 16 towns, villages and islands over 23 days.  There are so many different events that range from music to drama to open mic, comedy and spoken word and many more. With a festival this big, there is sure to be something for everyone. The festival kicks off on Wednesday the 10th of July in The Cottage Bar in Letterkenny with Mouthpiece Open Mic which promises laughter, tears, surprises and a warm, supportive atmosphere.Earagail Arts Festival brochures are now available in usual outlets, or on eaf.ie.See the gallery below for more photos from the launch: Margaret McGlynn, Siobhan Grant and Frances Spears at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinEunan Kelly and John Curran at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinAmanda Boyle, Leonard Watson, Jimmy Stafford and Joan Crawford at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinEoghan Mac Giolla Bhrighde and Aodh Mac Ruairí checking out the programme booklet at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinPaul Harrigan and Jeremy Howard at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinLeas-Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Niamh Kennedy officially launches Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinKaroline Sweeney, Castle Grove County House, Sue Glackin, Donegal Food Tours and Carol Harkin, McGrory’s Hotel, at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThe launch of Earagail Arts Festival 2019 in Rockhill House Estate. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinEaragail Arts 2019 launched in memory of Dessie Larkin was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Earagail Arts Festivallast_img read more

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Half-time: Brentford 2 Reading 0

first_imgJota’s second goal in three games and a strike from Alex Prichard gave Brentford a half-time lead against Reading.Summer signing Jota, who bagged his first Bees goal in last weekend’s win over Leeds, tapped in at the near post from an Alan McCormack cross on 11 minutes.Pritchard, who replaced Toumani Diagouraga as the only change from the midweek defeat at Watford, fired in a loose ball from inside the box after Andre Gray was tackled.Reading, without a win in four, had their best chance when Nick Blackman cut inside and curled an effort past the far post.But the Bees could have had a third just before the break when goalscorers Pritchard and Jota combined for the Spaniard to head over from close range.Brentford (4-3-3): Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Judge, Douglas, Pritchard; Odubajo, Gray, Jota.Subs not used: Bonham, Dean, Tébar, Toral, Diagouraga, Betinho, ProschwitzFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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A’s Matt Chapman gets ticket to the All Star Game

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.ANAHEIM —  A’s third baseman Matt Chapman remembers being in the stands at the Home Run Derby during the All Star festivities at Angel Stadium in 2010.The Orange County native never made it to the All Star Game, however. That ticket went to his grandmother.Chapman will get another chance to experience the game, only this time as a player for the American League squad. Chapman learned Sunday that he was …last_img read more

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Dominant Chelsea ease to 3-0 Women’s Champions League win over Rosengard

first_imgmatch reports Fara Williams adds touch of class as elite dominate early Continental Cup games Rosengard came out early for the second half and were on the front foot from the off. The competition’s third seeds knew the tie was still in the balance and almost got their away goal within minutes of the restart only for Simone Sorensen to see a header from point blank range repelled brilliantly by the young defender Millie Bright.Chelsea keeper Hedvig Lindvahl, one of three Swedes in the Chelsea XI, was forced into another decent save before the hosts finally recovered their composure.In the 65th minute, the Rosengard manager Malin Levenstad looked to force the game by introducing the German international Anja Mittag, the all-time top scorer in the Women’s Champions League. Within 60 seconds, however, the visitors were two behind. Again Chelsea’s technical advantage told, Ji So-Yun shifting the ball from left to right and making space on the edge of the box before playing in Bachmann on the left. The Swiss made no mistake with her finish, tucking the ball coolly in the far corner.Seven minutes later and it was three, the defender Flaherty popping up in the box to tuck home after Kirby’s shimmy andshot was deflected. Without hitting the heights of the first half, Chelsea calmly played out the remainder of the match. “It’s the minimum standard‚“ Hayes said of her side’s defending. “For us goals are the bonus, clean sheets are what we pride ourselves on and you can see that tonight.” Women’s football Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Emma Hayes believes her side are hitting the levels necessary to succeed in European competition as her Chelsea side dispatched the experienced Rosengard.Despite rotating personnel, Chelsea continued the form that has seen them claim a 100% record in the WSL and knock out Bayern Munich already in this competition. Goals from Fran Kirby, Ramona Bachmann and Gilly Flaherty now make them strong favourites to progress to the quarter-finals in Malmo next week.“It looked like a training performance from my team tonight‚“ Hayes said after the match. “I expect that level of intensity in training every day so, for us, we’re prepared for European opponents. I’ve made it very clear that we had to have a big squad because we have to be able to train at that intensity. With the squad that we have, yes, I have to keep them happy but we can progress to the latter stages because of it.”Chelsea were dominant both tactically and technically almost throughout. They had seen several good chances denied by Rosengard keeper Zecira Musovic before Kirby opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. She had scored the crucial away goal against Munich in the last round and it was her calm head that told again as she controlled Maren Mjelde’s crossfield pass on her right footbefore cutting inside on her left and firing low beyond Musovic at the far post. Chelsea Share on LinkedIncenter_img Topics Share via Email Reuse this content Read more Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Facebooklast_img read more

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9 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde coy over plans for Chelsea striker Morata

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde coy over plans for Chelsea striker Morataby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is coy over talk of a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata this week.Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri fuelled speculation Morata could be set to depart Stamford Bridge when he told reporters on Friday: “If Morata will go to another club we will need a replacement.”Valverde was coy on Barcelona’s reported interest in the Spain international when he was asked directly about Morata ahead of Sunday’s visit of Eibar.”I can only say the same thing,” Valverde said. “That he’s a great player, that he’s at another team and that we respect that a lot.” last_img read more

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Louisville’s Facebook Account Screwed Up A Statistic, And Kentucky Fans Aren’t Letting It Slide

first_imgLouisville messes up stat in tweet.This past Sunday night, Louisville took down Northern Iowa to reach its fourth straight Sweet 16. Senior Wayne Blackshear also became the first Cardinals player in school history to play for four straight squads that reached the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Tuesday morning, the school attempted to celebrate the accomplishment by posting the statistic to its Facebook page. Unfortunately, they screwed up and named Blackshear as the only player in NCAA Division One history to accomplish the feat. That isn’t even close to true, as dozens of players in college basketball history to have reached the Sweet 16 four straight times.Kentucky fans, predictably, are having a field day, claiming that the school is perpetuating a “lie.”…. “And the lie detector test determined….THAT was a lie!” @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/D1uwIpmGoJ— Jeremy Kemble (@IAM4UKWILDCATS) March 24, 2015UL Athletics sends out a blatant lie today http://t.co/ZTni2u97L9— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 24, 2015University of Louisville claims Wayne Blackshear is the first to appear in four Sweet 16 games. Kentucky has had seven players do that.— UK Cat Facts (@UK_CatFacts) March 24, 2015Regardless, Blackshear’s feat is quite impressive. Can we get a Kentucky vs. Louisville national championship game please?last_img read more

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A Michigan Fan Got A Tattoo Of Jim Harbaugh On Saved By The Bell

first_imgJim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team.ANN ARBOR, MI – DECEMBER 30: Jim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team at the Junge Family Champions Center on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan fans are still pretty pumped about the hiring of former Wolverines quarterback Jim Harbaugh as head coach. One has chosen a rather interesting way to convey that excitement. A Twitter user who goes by the name of Mark the Nomad has gotten a tattoo that pays homage to Harbaugh’s 1994 appearance on the television show Saved By The Bell. No, really.Mark claims that he’s received the most negative feedback from Columbus, Ohio. That doesn’t surprise anyone.I have a very important announcement to make.— Mark (@MarktheNomad) April 4, 2015I want all of you to stop what you’re doing and look.— Mark (@MarktheNomad) April 4, 2015So, this just happened: #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jqlqyDoFsM— Mark (@MarktheNomad) April 4, 2015A huge thanks to those who donated to the tattoo fund on GoFundMe. I certainly didn’t think it’d pick up traction the way it did.— Mark (@MarktheNomad) April 4, 2015I had the best tattoo artist, IMHO, on the planet. If you’re in the Sarasota area, hell if you’re in Florida, go see Caitlin at Trap Ink.— Mark (@MarktheNomad) April 4, 2015You may be shocked to learn that most of the negative feedback I’ve received is via Columbus, Ohio.— Mark (@MarktheNomad) April 4, 2015If we’re being honest, it’s actually some high-quality ink. That being said, he’s probably going to get tired of explaining it to everyone he ever meets.last_img read more

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Sherritt to transfer part ownership of Madagascar mine to settled debt woes

first_imgTORONTO – Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S) says it has reached a deal with the joint owners of a Madagascar mine that will see it transfer more ownership to cut its outstanding debt.The Toronto-based miner says it will shift a 28 per cent interest in the Ambatovy nickel mine joint venture to partners Sumitomo Corp. and Korea Resources Corp. in a deal that will eliminate $1.3 billion in partner loans from its balance sheet.Sherritt will be left with a 12 per cent stake in the mine, but remain operator until at least 2024.The company has struggled to make payments on its debt to the partners, and has been operating under a temporary deferral agreement while unable to make cash payments.Sherritt says the Ambatovy mine is the world’s largest finished nickel operation of its kind, with expected production this year of 36,000- to 39,000-tonnes of finished nickel and 3,300 to 3,600 tonnes of finished cobalt.The company also says it has had a fatality at its Energas S.A. power generation in Cuba due to an apparent electrocution.last_img read more

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Phoenix legal defeat prompts FAA to address noise concerns

first_imgPHOENIX – Nearly 100 people strolled through the high school cafeteria throughout the evening, studying colored graphs of flight takeoffs and jotting down comments for officials.More than three years after they awoke to find window-rattling flights rerouted in an airborne highway above their homes, residents of Phoenix’s downtown historic districts said they finally felt the Federal Aviation Administration was listening.A court victory by Phoenix and neighbourhood groups over the FAA last year has prompted the agency to be more responsive to residents as it continues to beat back noise complaints around the United States over the air traffic modernization plan known as “NextGen.”While challenges by residents of Washington’s Georgetown neighbourhood and other jurisdictions are still being heard in court, people in other affected areas such as Santa Cruz, California, have not sued the agency because they believe their complaints are being considered. Phoenix residents said they appreciated the FAA’s current approach.“They are being transparent now,” Opal Wagner, a resident of the vintage Willo district and vice-president of the Phoenix Historic Neighbourhoods Coalition, said at the first of three FAA public workshops held last week. She and others expressed disappointment that a fourth one wasn’t scheduled downtown where most noise complaints originated.“I think that it’s good that they are now dialoguing with the public,” Wagner said. “Maybe if they had done this in the beginning, there wouldn’t have been a lawsuit.”The historic districts and the city sued the agency after the FAA changed Phoenix Sky Harbor’s flight routes in September 2014, bringing airplane noise to public parks and the quiet neighbourhoods of charming bungalows, ranch houses and Spanish revival homes, some dating to the 1920s and earlier. About 2,500 households were affected. The noise got so bad for some, they sold their homes and moved.The FAA started revising flight paths and procedures around the United States in 2014 under the NextGen plan, which uses more precise, satellite-based navigation to save time, increase how many planes airports can handle, and reduce fuel burn and emissions. Noise complaints poured in from Orange County, California, to Washington, D.C., as flights took off at lower altitudes, in narrower paths and on more frequent schedules.The rollout of the procedures in Phoenix initially represented NextGen’s “most problematic implementation,” said Chris Oswald, vice-president of safety and regulatory affairs with Airports Council International-North America, a trade association that represents commercial airports in the U.S. and Canada. He said he was cautiously optimistic about the FAA’s more open approach.In the Phoenix case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Aug. 29 agreed with the city and historic districts that the FAA was “arbitrary and capricious” in its flight procedure revisions in that area. The court said by leaving people in the dark, the agency made it impossible for the public to express views on the project’s potential effects — something the FAA is especially required to do for historic places and parks.Phoenix residents said they received no forewarning about the flight changes after FAA officials determined they would have no adverse impact and claimed a “categorical exclusion.”Following the court ruling, Phoenix and the FAA on Nov. 30 announced a joint plan aimed at resolving the dispute. Under the plan filed with the appellate court, the FAA agreed to reach out to residents while temporarily resuming the previous departure routes starting April 1.In a second step, it will develop satellite-based procedures for the original routes, seeking community feedback throughout the process.“I think we will get a considerable amount of relief with the return of the flights to their previous paths,” said Brent Kleinman, president of the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Preservation Association in central Phoenix.“But the majority of the work is going to be in the second part of the process,” he said, which will decide the final flight paths.During last week’s workshops, Phoenix residents received printed material and mingled with FAA environmental experts and the airspace designers who fashion flight paths.“This is a format that we’ve used at other workshops, and it works really well,” said Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the FAA’s Pacific Division, who attended all three sessions. “The people who have actually designed these procedures are on hand to answer questions.”Phoenix isn’t the only place where people say the FAA didn’t explain new routes or give them an opportunity to comment.In the Washington metro area, Georgetown University and neighbourhood groups have said the agency left them out of the loop about changes at Ronald Reagan National Airport. In nearby Maryland, residents objected to aircraft noise from both Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.But in Santa Cruz County, residents who initially complained about noise from planes headed to San Francisco said the FAA has been responsive to their worries. A dozen residents chosen by members of Congress in the three affected districts met with FAA representatives weekly throughout much of 2016 to come up with less obtrusive flight approach procedures.A new approach to the airport that is at least as quiet as it was before NextGen should take effect in August, said Denise Stansfield, founder of the Save our Skies citizen group. Technical problems temporarily increased noise for some residents recently, but once that pathway is permanently adopted, “you’re going to see the biggest celebration ever,” Stansfield said.___Anita Snow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/asnowreportslast_img read more

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Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Immigration for BCs Future

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The upcoming Chamber Luncheon will host Katie Rosenberger, Executive Director of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies (AMSSA) on the need to strengthen newcomer integration.The BC Provincial Association will share how they help to strengthen member agencies and stakeholders who serve newcomers and build culturally inclusive communities with the knowledge, resources and support.After an extensive consultation period in November 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada released its multi-year Immigration Levels Plan. This plan is to help be proactive in determining service and market integration needs by impact settlement and integration programming. Yet it was clear that BC lacked planning in regards to the integration of newcomers. Employment in BC increased at a faster pace than at the national level which enabled BC’s labour force to expand by 74,700 persons in 2016 and 68,400 persons in 2017, to reach a labour force of 2.6 million people.Shared in the promotion information from the Chamber, according to the Economic Insight no. 81, Recent Economic Developments in British Columbia, Immigration, particularly to Vancouver, accounted for 50% of the overall labour force increase in 2016.The promotion information goes on to share that the 2018 BC Labour Market Outlook forecasts 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028 with 68% of these openings occurring due to retirement and 32% due to the creation of new jobs.It is estimated that 27% of these vacancies will need to be filled by 24,300 immigrants each year. The 2018 BC Labour Market Outlook estimates that 77% of the 903,000 jobs that need to be filled by 2028 will require at least some form of post-secondary education or training.The need for a highly qualified workforce requires a commitment from BC to provide job-readiness training and industry-specific language training for newcomers. Their innovative ideas and diverse perspectives can contribute significantly to existing structures, according to the Conference Board of CanadaThe AMSSA released a report September 2018 calling for action from the Government of BC to increase support for the integration of newcomers. The report provides a series of significant recommendations for investments into BC’s immigration integration system.Immigration for BC’s FutureTuesday, January 22, 201911:45 am – 1:00 pmPomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre11308 Alaska RoadTo Register for the event CLICK HERElast_img read more

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